Alice McClymont

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BACKGROUND The millions of peripheral intravenous catheters used each year are recommended for 72-96 h replacement in adults. This routine replacement increases health-care costs and staff workload and requires patients to undergo repeated invasive procedures. The effectiveness of the practice is not well established. Our hypothesis was that clinically(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of two pressure-ulcer screening tools against clinical judgement in preventing pressure ulcers. DESIGN A single blind randomised controlled trial. SETTING A large metropolitan tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS 1231 patients admitted to internal medicine or oncology wards. Patients were excluded if their hospital(More)
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